Montanaro UK Smaller Cos. Investment Trust appoints Catriona Hoare to its Board as Non-Executive Director alongside James Robinson stepping to Senior Independent Director

– UK, London –  Montanaro UK Smaller Cos. Investment Trust Plc (LON: MTU) today announced the appointment of Catriona Hoare as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 19 November 2019.

The Chairman, Arthur Copple, said: “Catriona has extensive experience of and expertise in investment management and I am confident that she will be a great addition to the Board.”

Ms Hoare has been an Investment Partner at Veritas Investment Management in London since 2013. Prior to this, Catriona was a Fund Manager at Newton Investment Management.

The Company also announces the resignation of Kate Bolsover as a non-executive director with effect from the conclusion of its Board meeting held on 19 November 2019. The Chairman said: “The Board would like to express its sincere thanks to Ms Bolsover for her significant contribution to the Company since her appointment in 2014 as a non-executive director and senior independent director.”

The Company is further pleased to announce that James Robinson, currently Chair of the Audit and Management Engagement Committee, will now also act as a senior independent director with effect from 19 November 2019.

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